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Charles River promotes a work-life balance

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Current Employee - Director in Wilmington, MA
Current Employee - Director in Wilmington, MA

I have been working at Charles River Laboratories full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Charles River is a large company with a smaller, family-oriented feel. Employees are challenged to do their jobs well and achieve goals - both related to their own personal development and company objectives. We are also given the flexibility and autonomy to manage our own responsbilities and schedules. This helps promote a positive work-life balance, as does one of the company's great benefits - "summer breeze" (half-day Fridays in the summer).

Cons

I suggest bringing your own lunch. There are not many places to eat within a 5-10 minute drive, and the cafeteria could be better.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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    Stressful time and profit driven company.

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Shrewsbury, MA

    I worked at Charles River Laboratories full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work in a GLP environmemt.

    Cons

    When the company was closing management kept employees guessing as to who would get the axe next. Very shabby treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like your employees are valuable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Charles River Labs

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    Current Employee - Research Technician III in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Research Technician III in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Charles River Laboratories full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot of techniques and you learn them well

    Cons

    Lots of OT is available..well forced is more like it. Immature, almost like being back at highschool

    Recommends
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